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Benjamin T. Gravatt

May 5, 2018 ~ April 28, 2018
Dr. Benjamin T. Gravatt of Leicester, N.C. passed away at his home on April 28, 2018. He was 66. Born and raised in Wrightstown, N.J., Ben graduated from Bordentown Regional High School in 1970 and received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Delaware in 1975. He earned his MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1979 and completed his residency at UNCChapel Hill in 1982. After settling in Asheville, N.C., Ben practiced anesthesiology for over 30 years, providing services at Mission Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and the VA Medical Center. Well-liked and respected by patients, colleagues, and friends, Ben was known for his sense of humor and down-to-earth personality. He enjoyed biking, reading, cooking and grilling, and was an avid wine enthusiast. He loved the outdoors and tending his small farm. Ben greatly enjoyed his annual summer trips to Maine and motorcycle rides with friends. Ben is survived by his daughter, Kathryn Gravatt of Asheville; son, Matthew Gravatt of Washington, D.C.; sister, Pamela Gravatt (Guy Demange) of Paris, France; and sister, Faye Gravatt (Steven Flynn) of Medford Lakes, N.J. He also leaves behind nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many beloved friends, including Andrea R. Gravatt, Deborah O. Gravatt, and Julia Moore. His life celebration will be held privately. Condolences may be expressed at the funeral home's Web site below. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ben's name may be made to MANNA Food Bank in Asheville (, or to your favorite charity.
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